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The AI mirror : how to reclaim our humanity in the age of machine thinking / Shannon Vallor.

Vallor, Shannon, (author.).

"For many, technology offers hope for the future-that promise of shared human flourishing and liberation that always seems to elude our species. Artificial intelligence (AI) technologies spark this hope in a particular way. They promise a future in which human limits and frailties are finally overcome-not by us, but by our machines. Yet rather than open new futures, today's powerful AI technologies reproduce the past. Forged from oceans of our data into immensely powerful but flawed mirrors, they reflect the same errors, biases, and failures of wisdom that we strive to escape. Our new digital mirrors point backward. They show only where the data say that we have already been, never where we might venture together for the first time. To meet today's grave challenges to our species and our planet, we will need something new from AI, and from ourselves"-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9780197759066
  • ISBN: 0197759068
  • Physical Description: viii, 257 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2024]

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The AI mirror -- Minds, machines and gods -- Through the looking glass -- The thoughts the civilized keep -- The empathy box -- AI and the bootstrapping problem -- In a mirror, brightly.
Subject: Artificial intelligence > Social aspects.

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